If anyone watched Top Gear on Halloween, you will have seen some of the best road cars in the world. Now, Top Gear usually sucks for a number of reasons: 1) Jeremy Clarkson is like the uncle you see about once a year, usually at christmas, and you just wish he would shut up and/or not recognise you. 2) The **** 'cool wall'. 3) They usually drive the new range of average cars for the average person... no one wants to see that. 4) The presenters ALWAYS have disturbing orgasms on the test track. 5) They have 'celebrities' on every week. It's a car show, no one wants to see egotistical idiots make bigger idiots out of themselves by trying to pretend they know what they are talking about. It is awful. However, the show I'm refering to was actually good, as for the vast majority of it, they raced supercars. They took the raw, thrashy, aggression from the late 80's and early 90's and compared it to the super slick engineered machines of today. Okay the results were obvious, but it was a good watch. It was good to see a Jaguar XJ220 destroy a Porche Carrera from a stand still. You seen a Mclaren F1 tear past the Ferrari Enzo and a Zonda. Around the track however, ie. when corners are involed, the newer cars are faster. Jeremy Clarkson then said something interesting though, which is more fun to drive? Of course the next car in the spotlight was a Ferrari F40... my first thoughts were, so that's where Toyota were inspired then. Then they showed it thrashing around the track, that car is impressive, especially when it tweeked out on the corners and then jolted back into line. It is seriously quick. The point is, the more I read MR2 forums, the more I hear how the earlier models are more fun to drive. It only tends to be people who are perhaps, how should I say it, not used to driving fast rear wheel drive cars maybe, to show favour for the newer 'updated' models. People have become a little lost when it comes to cars nowadays, it seems that safety is the biggest selling point of a vehicle. While safety is important, I don't doubt this, it is a shame that a lot of the newer cars sometimes feel as if there has been some sort of compromise made for the aggression, in favour of new 'modern' features, sometimes this can kill the character of a car. Discuss.